Museum of The Gorge

Visitor Information

The Museum of the Gorge is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The Museum of the Gorge provides visitors with a fascinating insight into the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and is a great place to start your visit to the World Heritage Site.

Discover more about the many and varied industries of the Ironbridge Gorge and the crucial linking role that transport played in supplying raw materials, as well as moving the finished goods. 

  • View what life was like in the Gorge in 1796 with the help of a giant 12 metre-long model
  • See a short film about the fascinating history of the Ironbridge Gorge
  • Discover more with fun interactive displays
  • See fine examples of the products that made the Gorge a vibrant hub of industry from the 1600s right up to the 1950s

Museum of The Gorge is a great place to start your visit to the World Heritage Site and staff here will help orientate and plan your visit.

You should allow up to 1 hour for a visit to this museum. There is a large gift shop selling a range of souvenirs.  A number of public cafés and pubs can be found a short walk away in Ironbridge town. 

The Visitor Information Centre can also be found here and is open from 10am.

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  • Open 7 days a week
  • 10am - 5pm